Saturday, 25 August 2007


today i am going to british columbia to visit these folks,

hang out with one leg,

have a meal at pier one,

and go back here to camp.

see you in september.

Friday, 24 August 2007

photogenic bunny

i was just back in stratford visiting my aunt. she is back at the hospital which is a good thing ~ it means occupational therapy and getting ready to go home instead of just waiting and waiting to heal. it is a longer walk but a very beautiful one.

one night i saw this bunny who waited until i had adjusted the flash and other settings so that i could get this photo.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

alley oop

here are some other things that happen in the alley:

nena dropped by
and left one of the 99 behind.

alley cat dropped by
and did a self portrait.

michelin dropped by
and rated this garage.

and ...
the johnsons took longer than expected to paint their mural.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007


Another meme - no tags this time!
The game is scattegories.

  • Use the 1st letter of your name to name something in each category.
  • They must be real places, names, things.
  • If you can't think of anything, skip it.
  • You can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.
I added the rules:
  • Go as fast as you can.
  • Write the 1st thing you think of and do not change it even if you think of something funnier or less geeky later.
My Name: tracey

1. Famous Singer/Band: tracy chapman
2. 4 letter word: trap
3. Street: temperance street
4. Color: taupe
5. Gifts/Presents: ties
6. Vehicle: tricycle
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: taffy
8. Boy Name: tom
9. Girl Name: tiffany
10. Movie Title: tornado
11. Drink: tom collins
12. Occupation: teacher
13. Celebrity: tom cruise
14. Magazine: teen beat
15. Canadian City: toronto
16. Pro Sports Teams: toronto blue jays
17. Fruit: toffee apple
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: time is NOT on my side
19. Something You Throw Away: trash
20. Things You Shout: tarnation
21. Cartoon Character: tom (tom and jerry)

I must say ~ with this one I got to the end and thought, "So what? Who would even want to read these lists?" But I did it so here it is.

Monday, 13 August 2007

off the grid

hi there,
i am changing isp and let us just say the transition is not going smoothly. in the meantime, may i recommend the most excellent linux caffe at harbord and grace. good service, delicious coffee and speedy internet even on the patio. who could ask for more. be back soon.

this photo was sent to me by suzanne ahearne. she is a real photographer. i did not suddenly get waaaaaay better :-)

Thursday, 9 August 2007

dancing in the park

and on the way home...

the real mccoy

home office

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

hurdle juice

here are the ingredients for a pre-indoor-to-outdoor hurdle cocktail. some may argue that the gin bottle should be at least a little larger than the lemonade bottle but we say, "better a bottle in front of me..."

and here is the door open so nobody gets hurt ~ the curtain is very soft but one does have to be a bit careful not to get tangled up

for maria

Hey Maria ~
Here is was what was happening while we trying to talk
on the phone.

It had been quiet for a bit since the roofers finished at 2ish
so I decided to risk it and call you.

Of course, as soon as I dialed out, wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........

He was making lines like this in the cement.

And these lovely patterns on the plants. Very arty.

Monday, 6 August 2007

the plot thickens

At 7ish this a.m., this appeared.

And then this new Dalektite creature.

Then Dalek 3.0 sprouted some kind of cord or arm or ...?

Then this guy showed up to inspect.
I think he has found some tracks or scat or ...?

He calls in another expert,
but expert 2.0 seems just as puzzled.

The experts are applying some heat to a couple of the Dalek 2.0s.

So far 3.0 has survived but they did manage to shrink it to about 1/2 its former size.

I feel so sorry for the inspectors. Most people are enjoying the Simcoe Day holiday but the inspectors are ever vigilant and will not rest until they have secured the safety of the planet.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

things i do not understand

Yesterday they replaced the little path between the coach house and the garage that they shattered at the beginning of this adventure.

Every couple of hours, starting at 7:45 a.m., my neighbour watered the new cement. Why, you ask? I do not know. Perhaps that is something one does to new cement.

During one watering, I had come in to make coffee and he watered my journal.

Why, you ask?
Again, I must reply that I do not know.


Remember this.
Now it is this. See how the pear tree has grown.

Also that the Dalek cousins are still there.

What do they want?
I still don't know but today this crop circle appeared.

This llama happened by to help us understand the scale of the circle.

And before you exclaim, "A llama in Toronto! That is preposterous!"
please note that our neighbourhood is also home to two flamingoes.
Toronto attracts species from all over the planet ... and beyond.


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